Word count for common ap

<p>For the personal essay it says a minimum of 250 words. How many words do you think would be the maximum? Mine is 682 with 4 paragraphs, I dont want to be too long</p>

<p>Conventional wisdom is to shoot for 700, so you are on the money. The readers appreciate brevity.</p>

<p>^Yep. Somewhere between 500 and 750 is generally considered to be a good amount. But a 750 word essay can read "shorter" than a 500 word essay, so it's your job to make sure that you make your point as succintly as possible.</p>

<p>so may final essay ended up being 755. Should I shorten it up? or leave it how it is.</p>

<p>If you can find a way to make it more concise, do so! Nothing can kill an essay faster that repetitiveness.</p>